Steve Hirschberg

Assignment Editor / Reporter

Steve has been a public radio news reporter in the Cincinnati area for three decades. He began with WGUC, then WVXU, and in 2005, came to WNKU. Steve covers breaking news, writes WNKU’s local afternoon newscasts and produces feature-length interviews and other feature stories that are heard each weekday. Steve also serves as WNKU’s News Assignment Editor. Steve has written and produced news stories and features for National Public Radio, the worldwide broadcasts of Voice of America, Ohio Public Radio, and Monitor Radio.

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News from WNKU
11:28 am
Wed February 18, 2015

Cincy Auto Expo Opens Tonight

The annual Cincinnati Auto Expo begins tonight and runs through Sunday at the Duke Energy Convention Center. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg got a preview from Charlie Howard, Executive Vice President of the Greater Cincinnati Automobile Dealers Assocation.

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News from WNKU
9:38 am
Mon February 16, 2015

Duke Offers Tips to Keep Winter Utility Bills Down

As we all try to make it through the cold weather months, Duke Energy is offering its customers some tips on how to save money and energy. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked with utility spokeswoman Sally Thelen. 

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News from WNKU
10:11 am
Fri February 13, 2015

Economic Impact of Pre-Term Births in Hamilton County

Two co-chairs of Cradle Cincinnati, the coalition that is working to reduce Hamilton County's high infant mortality rate, say premature births are having a large short and long-term economic impact on the Cincinnati area. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg reports.  

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News from WNKU
4:23 pm
Thu February 12, 2015

Xenia Hosts Open House on Bike Path Extensions

This evening, Xenia, Ohio officials are holding an open house to discuss plans to improve the city's system of bike trails and pedestrian ways. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked about the project with Xenia City Planner Brian Forschner.   

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News from WNKU
10:33 am
Tue February 10, 2015

SORTA to Hold Public Meeting on Oasis Bike Trail

SORTA, the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority, will seek public input on a plan to convert part of an East side Cincinnati rail line into a bicycle and pedestrian trail. The public meeting is scheduled for the afternoon of February 20, at the Carnegie Center of Columbia Tusculum. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked about the plan with Metro Spokeswoman Sallie Hilvers.

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News from WNKU
10:53 am
Mon February 9, 2015

Covington Asks Residents to Report Burned Out Street Lights

Covington residents have expressed concern lately about the number of street lights that are burned out in that Northern Kentucky city, especially in the downtown area. Because it's hard for the city to inventory every light that is not functioning,  Covington officials are asking the public to report burned-out lights. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked with the city's Communications Director, Natalie Bowers.    

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News from WNKU
9:23 am
Fri February 6, 2015

Non-Profit Clinic Helps Cats in Our Community

A non-profit organization called Ohio Alleycat Resource & Spay/Neuter Clinic specializes in a variety of services, including finding homes for stray felines in the Cincinnati area. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked with spokeswoman Charlotte White-Hull.   

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News from WNKU
10:37 am
Wed February 4, 2015

NKU to Break Ground This Year for Health Innovations Center

This summer, Northern Kentucky University will break ground on its Health Innovations Center, a $97 million project which the state is funding. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked  about the new facility with NKU President Geoff Mearns.

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News from WNKU
10:00 am
Tue February 3, 2015

Ohio Has Billions in Unclaimed Funds

If you live in Ohio, you might have money that the state is waiting for you to claim. Ohio currently has $2.25 billion in unclaimed funds. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked with Bill Krugh, a spokesman for the state's Department of Commerce.

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News from WNKU
12:14 pm
Mon February 2, 2015

United Way Offers Free Income Tax Help

The United Way of Greater Cincinnati and its partners have set up walk-in centers around the Tristate, where people who qualify can get free income tax preparation services.  WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked with United Way's Lucy Crane.  

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